My name is Mackenzie, and I'm so glad that you're here. If you're wondering what the whole "pint-sized mama" thing is about, I'm 4'8" tall and I'm a mom. The phrase was meant to identify me in the online world, but now my husband likes to yell it in public places when he wants my attention. So sometimes I go by Pint-Sized Mama in "real life," too.

My height, besides being a great conversation starter, also points to the fact that measuring up is overrated. I'm far from perfect - but I believe that the things we lack make space in our lives to see Jesus' faithfulness and power. What does this mean for you as a blog reader? Hopefully when you come to this space, you'll know that you aren't alone. You'll find someone a lot like you, with passions, doubts, dreams, and insecurities. I pray we can get to know the Lord together; His arms are wide open for imperfect people like us.

If you want to read a little bit more about the heart behind why I blog -- click here.

I've got myself a handsome husband named Brian and two sweet boys who are the lights of our lives: Nicholas, our spunky and clever 3-year-old, and Rainier, our happy, giggly, big-eyed 1-year-old. These 3 guys make my life so full of joy.

We spend most of our time wrangling these sweet boys, exploring Seattle, and watching The Office on Netflix. We're also on a church planting team, and are former YWAM-ers (aka Youth With A Mission staff). Since we got married in 2008, we've lived in Washington, Hawaii, Montana, and now we call Seattle our home.

I say that I'm a mostly a stay-at-home mom because in my spare time (haha), I get to serve as the prayer ministry manager for an incredible online ministry for moms, Thrive Moms.

Besides writing here on this blog since 2012, I'm involved in a few other things online:

- I serve behind the scenes with Thrive Moms. We aim to encourage and refresh moms through free online conferences, prayer and support, weekly newsletters, support groups, devotionals, and more!

- I'm a member of the Influence Network, a group of women who aim to make much of Jesus both online and offline. They run an incredible conference every fall and I'm so excited to attend this year! I'm also part of their prayer team.

- You can also find my writing in this years Naptime Diaries Advent Devotional, and in the Start With Generosity ebook.

I feel honored that you would read my words. I'd love to connect with you, and thank you for reading!


  1. Hi Mackenzie,

    Just letting you know that I nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award. You don't necessarily have to do anything- just know that I love reading your blog and be encouraged :-)

    Read more about it here...


  2. Officially i adore you!!! I am so i found your blog!!! I am excited to get to know you better. (: (: you have a beautiful family.

  3. Hello, Mackenzie!
    I just found your blog and I love it! :)
    P.S. Nicholas is adorable!!!

  4. I'm 4'11" and have always wanted to cross that barrier into five foot land, but have yet to (and won't considering I'm done growing). But my mantra has always been that good things come in small packages. So many strong people in my life have been small and mighty.


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